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Looking Beyond The Top-50

Horton had a fast start, but a slow finish.

The Oakland A's system has made big improvements over the past year both in terms of the quality of the prospects in the A's system and the quantity of players with a chance to make the big leagues. Choosing only 50 players for our top prospect list was a tall order, as we considered more than 70 players for our list. Inside are the players who just missed the cut...

Josh Horton: Horton, the A's second round pick in 2007, did a lot of things well for Stockton in 2008. He hit for average (.277 BA), saw a lot of pitches, walked a decent amount and played solid defense at short. Horton was a big part of the Ports' championship run (.388 average with a .483 OBP in the playoffs), enhancing his reputation as a player who plays a big part on winning teams. He... Recommended Stories

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